We will be headquartered at the beautiful The Seagate Hotel & Spa. Stay calm. Stay cool. Stay comfortable. That’s the essence of your stay at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, the premier and preferred beachfront getaway in Delray Beach, Florida. Mark your calendars now and plan to join your industry friends for this fun and educational event!


    Thursday, September 21st
    All CSI Members are encouraged to attend every session on Thursday.

    EDUCATION & TRAINING SESSIONS with Important Industry information

    9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
    Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M)
    Presented by Garret Diduck ~ President of Infinite Solutions
    This presentation will walk you through the Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) – where it started and where this project is today for designers, masonry products, and masons. He will inform the audience as to how cast stone has interfaced with this effort. For some overall baseline information on BIM-M visit bimformasonry.org.

    9:45 - 10:15 AM
    Codes & Standards Update
    Presented by Neal Jablonski ~ Technical Services Manager, GCP Applied Technologies Inc.

    Jablonski is the current chair of ASTM C27.2 under which the governing documents for Architectural Cast Stone ASTM C1364, C1194 & C1195 are housed. He will review the most recent changes adopted by ASTM and the new changes that are proposed, the reasoning for these changes, and the status of the adoption process.

    10:30 AM- 12:30 PM
    “NEW OSHA Silica Rule Seminar” Presented by Bryan Seal ~ MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM, REHS, Industrial Hygiene Consultant.
    Bio: Bryan has more than 25 years of experience in the Health and Safety profession. He has also worked for OSHA as an Area Director and at the National Office in Washington, DC in both the Standards and the Enforcement Directorates.

    IMPORTANT – Industry enforcement (cast stone, cement, and related industries) of the new Rule will begin June 23, 3018 and there are plans that must be in place prior to this that take time. Non-compliance may result in a $12,471 penalty per violation!

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION - This short 2 hour course is a practical, hands-on presentation to develop the attendee’s knowledge of and responsibilities toward silica exposure. The course develops the competent person’s ability to assess their workplace for silica hazards. Using the OSHA Small Entity Compliance Guide, students will create a basic exposure control plan including requirements for employee training, and medical surveillance. The course overviews how and when attendees can and should reach out to get more advanced help.

    • Knowledge of OSHA’s Silica Standard for Construction Industry
    • Understanding the health effects of silica
    • Ability to be a company competent person
    • Start a company exposure plan

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ~ LUNCH BREAK

    1:30 - 2:30 PM
    AIA Seminar Training “Cast Stone Standards for Design, Production and Installation” Presented by Craig Lyon and Jan Boyer.
    This is training on a new seminar offering from the Cast Stone Institute that members can present to architects for one hour AIA health, safety and welfare credit.

    The Cast Stone Institute® worked through The Masonry Society (TMS) to create new consensus based standards for Architectural Cast Stone design, fabrication and installation. These new Architectural Cast Stone Standards were adopted by the International Code Council (ICC) into the 2018 version of the International Building Codes (IBC). We had a presentation about this new document at the 2016 Convention and now we are making a similar presentation available to our members to present directly to architects. This is the first opportunity you will have to be trained to make this important new presentation.

    2:30 – 6:30 PM Free Time

    6:30 – 8:30 PM
    MEMBER RECEPTION - The Seagate Beach Club
    Enjoy time with industry friends at this reception at The Seagate Beach Club Upper Dining Room. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks while catching up with your fellow members and friends. Visit www.seagatedelray.com to learn more about the The Seagate Beach Club.

    The hospitality suite at The Seagate Hotel will be open following the Reception.
    The Hospitality Suite is sponsored this year by KRETE INDUSTRIES.


    Friday, September 22nd

    9:00 – 11:00 AM
    General Membership Meeting
    Refreshments sponsored by EACO CHEM, INC.
    Exciting things are happening for the Cast Stone Institute that are sure to benefit our members. You will want to be at this meeting for your chance to hear all about it. Each Committee Chair will report on their activities executed on your behalf. The election of new Board Members for Producer and Associate positions will occur at this time. We appreciate your input as we continue our efforts to move the Cast Stone Institute forward as the premier association in the concrete based products industry.

    11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Plant Tour of Premier Stoneworks
    Transportation by bus to and from the plant is sponsored by METRO PRECAST SERVICES & Curtainwall Design & Consulting.
    Gary Arkin and staff have invited us to their plant which produces dry tamp and machine made Cast Stone. The tour includes lunch.

    6:30 – 9:30 PM
    Sponsored by LEHIGH WHITE CEMENT
    Join us at a reception and dinner at The Seagate Country Club for our Annual Cast Stone Institute Excellence Awards Dinner. The reception will feature hors d’oeuvres with an open bar and presentation of all of the Award Entries. See all of the fine projects that were submitted for nomination for the top awards. After dinner will be the highlight of the evening – presentation of the 2017 Awards!! CSI Plant Safety Awards, Member Recognitions and the Excellence Awards will be presented. (The bus will leave from Seagate Hotel to take us to the Country Club at 6:00 PM..

    Hospitality Suite is open after the Dinner Event.


    Saturday, September 23rd

    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Depart hotel by bus at 10:30 AM to go to Riviera Beach for a Cruise with lunch on a yacht. Boarding is 11:30 AM and Cruise is from NOON to 2:00 PM. You will see Historic Landmarks and the spectacular homes and the yachts of the rich and famous We will return to the Seagate in Delray Beach by bus and the rest of the day is on your own. Be sure to check out majesticprincesscruises.com. The cost per person for Lunch Cruise on the yacht including transportation to/from Delray Beach is $80 per person.

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